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Scott LaHart

Scott LaHart is a freelance journalist who specialising in food regulatory analysis for the Nordic countries for IEG Policy.

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Danish pasta factory to move all production home due to corona situation

Dragsbæk, which produces the Pastella brand of fresh pasta, has decided to move all of its production home to Denmark. The reasons have to do with both increased sales and increased transparency expectations.

European Food Law Denmark

Norway to open up to seasonal workers from countries outside EEA

The Norwegian government has decided that all foreign seasonal workers working in agriculture will be allowed to enter Norway.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Small Swedish food companies welcome support – but fear time frame is too short

According to the Swedish Food Federation’s latest member survey, the coronavirus crisis has directly affected six of ten employees in the food industry and points to a dark future for the industry’s small businesses.

European Food Law Sweden

Norwegian potato co-operative switches to producing hand sanitiser

While Norwegian potato cooperative Hoff’s neutral spirit products are normally utilised for aquavit, the cooperative will now supply 30,000 litres of spirits for disinfectant production.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

Food supply in Norway stays stable, says Norwegian Agriculture Agency

Norway’s food supply has so far worked well during the corona crisis and the markets have been open, the Norwegian Agriculture Agency reports. While there have been large fluctuations in exchange rates, these have affected commodity prices to a lesser extent.

European Agricultural Policy European Food Law

FoodDrinkEurope highlights efforts made by industry to support society during COVID outbreak

The European food industry is being recognized for some of the measures it has taken - such as donations of money and disinfecting alcohol to healthcare institutions - to support society during the COVID-19 outbreak.

European Food Law Traceability & Supply Chain
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